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franki68

cayenne and macan

Looking at changing the wifey car ,,,,,if we do move she will need to have a car that can carry the dogs whilst I am away,hence the test.

Macan was fairly standard 3.0 diesel with no PASM,but big wheels ,a bit of extra leather,pcm , comfort seats and a few minor bits and bobs.

The ride was a bit firm ,but it does drive like a kind of tall golf gti,you can throw it around and there is little roll.Engine and gearbox are good,and suprisingly managed to fit both dogs in the boot .Without spending loads on extras the interior has a few cheap plastic bits but overall it was impressive.
the new PCM system was very good ,very fast reacting and an improvement on the one in my car.

Cayenne was 3.0 diesel as well but with sport seats,and the air suspension.
You sit higher in the cayenne but it still handles remarkably for a such a vehicle,very little roll and lots of composure through corners.Ride was much  better,but then it had air suspension so no surprise there.The sports seats were magnificent ,possibly the best seats I have sat in  ,incredibly supportive and comfortable.

the cayenne is only 15cm longer and a couple of mm wider ,and the interior finish is of a higher level than the macan.Also you can get discount on the cayenne which make sit virtually the same price as the macan.

I preferred the cayenne which surprised me after all I had read.

Need to test the Fpace though.
Martin

Interesting.  The Cayenne has a lovely interior, with full leather it's the best in the Porsche range imho.

What about the V8 diesel?
Alf McQueef

I can well imagine preferring the older car if the interior and equipment were a lot better, and the price more heavily discounted. There is more to this sort of car than door-handling it around lanes. A nice interior and some useful kit is useful every day, I would say performance is as well unless driving in a city all the time, but the last few % of handling is not always a big issue if the car in question drives well. The current Cayenne looks a lot nicer than those of old, too.  

A crappy ride on a 4x4 would really piss me off - whats the point of sitting so high if you are being bashed about? Our roads seem ever more laughably shocking these days....
Martin

Just picked up an email about the new Cayenne Platinum Edition.  Daft name, but the standard spec looks pretty good for the £2,500 premium (Bose, GTS sports seats, 20" wheels, new PCM system etc), that wheel option alone would be £3,000 as it needs the arch extensions.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Martin wrote:
Just picked up an email about the new Cayenne Platinum Edition.  Daft name.....

How about
Cayenne Herb edition
or
Cayenne Spice edition
or
Cayenne Curry edition ???
gonnabuildabuggy

Second hand Cayenne? Less money, less depreciation, better car.
PG

Re: cayenne and macan

franki68 wrote:
the cayenne is only 15cm longer and a couple of mm wider ,and the interior finish is of a higher level than the macan.Also you can get discount on the cayenne which make sit virtually the same price as the macan.


I presume the next Cayenne will be bigger then? Based on the above, sounds like a Cayenne all the way between a Macan and a Cayenne then.
franki68

Well if they make a bigger Macan they can call it a Big Mac an
Chris M Wanted a V-10

franki68 wrote:
Well if they make a bigger Macan they can call it a Big Mac an


IIRC Macan is Malay for "Dinner"
Racing Teatray

It's malay for "tiger".

On the subject of malay, I get funny looks from Malaysians sometimes because I happen to share my surname with the name of an entire Malaysian province, itself derived apparently from the Arabic word for "teacher".
Roadsterstu

Racing Teatray wrote:
It's malay for "tiger".

On the subject of malay, I get funny looks from Malaysians sometimes because I happen to share my surname with the name of an entire Malaysian province, itself derived apparently from the Arabic word for "teacher".


weird. When I quote your post it shows the "teacher" bit. But it's not showing on your post, for me at least.
Roadsterstu

Even weirder. It is now  

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